Wall and Baxter triumph at Oscars for The Social Network; Pfister wins for Inception
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, editors at the L.A.-based editorial house Rock Paper Scissors, have won the Best Film Editing award at the 83rd Academy Awards for The Social Network.
Meanwhile, Wally Pfister, director at commercial content production company Independent Media, won the Best Cinematography award for Inception.
Wall and Baxter are close collaborators of The Social Network director David Fincher and worked with him on the film, which also won them the BAFTA award for film editing earlier this month. They were also nominated for the Best Film Editing Oscar in 2009 for their work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, also directed by Fincher.
Wall and Baxter competed against Andrew Weisblum for Black Swan, Pamela Martin for The Fighter, Tariq Anwar for The King's Speech and Jon Harris for 127 Hours.
Their commercials work includes Nike's Fate, also directed by Fincher.
Pfister frequently works with Inception director Christopher Nolan and had been nominated three times prior for Best Cinematography, for Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight - all Nolan directed films. He bested fellow nominees Matthew Libatique for Black Swan; Rodger Deakins for True Grit; Jeff Cronenweth for The Social Network;and Danny Cohen for The King's Speech.